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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (May 4, 2011)

by on May.04, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 1-0, 1.80 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 2-1, 1.19

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
Softbank 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 4 8 1

Attendance: 34382 | Softbank leads series, 4-1-0 | Time: 3:18

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: F8, 3: 1B (SB), 5: 2B, 7: E3, 9: G4
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F6, 3: S1, 5: 1B (SB), 7: HBP, 9: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 2-for-3, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HBP, 5: 1B, 7: DP
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: F4, 3: SO, 5: f2, 7: G5
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 3-for-4 2: 1B (SB), 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-2 2: F3, 4: SO
PH-DH Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-1 6: SO
PH-DH Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-1 8: L4
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4 2: L4, 5: G4, 6: G5, 8: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 3: SO, 5: F7, 6: G3, 9: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi, L 6 1/3 106 27 24 8 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 4 4 2.953
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 17 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.909
Aoyama, Koji 1 16 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.538
8 139 34 29 8 0 6 3 0 2 0 0 4 4

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: f5, 2: G3, 5: G5, 7: G6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 2: G3, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: BB (SB)
(CF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: 1B
CF-LF Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-1 7: G4
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO
1B Morimoto, Satoru 0-for-0
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: SO, 6: G5, 8: F3
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-3, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: L4, 6: SO
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-1 8: F9
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F8, 7: 2B
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-1 2: S3, 5: F7, 7: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 6 113 27 25 8 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1.570
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 12 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
9 149 38 35 9 0 9 0 2 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki fouls out to third. Honda hits a single to left and steals second. Uchikawa walks, runners on first and second. Cabrera strikes out swinging. Kokubo hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Tamura clears the bases with a 2-run single, runner on first. Oritz grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Shima grounds out to second. Teppei flies out to left. Matsui hits a double to center. Hijirisawa hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa steals second, runners on second and third. Nakamura clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Yamasaki fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Matsuda hits a double and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hosokawa.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Nagai.
Kawasaki drives in a run with a ground out to short. Honda walks and steals second. Hasegawa grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Takasu hits a single to center. Iwamura strikes out swinging as Takasu steals second. Ruiz flies out to first. Shima lines out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Matsuda hits  double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hosokawa. Kawasaki grounds out to first. Honda grounds out to first.

Top of the 3rd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Teppei strikes out swinging. Matsui hits a single to center and steals second. Hijirisawa hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Nakamura gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Hosokawa flies out to left. Kawasaki grounds out to third. Honda hits a single to right. Uchikawa hits a single to right and Honda gets thrown out at home.

Top of the 6th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Hasegawa takes over in center.
Takasu hits a single to left. Iwamura hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hiraishi, pinch-hitting for Ruiz, strikes out swinging. Shima grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Teppei grounds out to first.

Top of the 7th
Kanazawa on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Matsui reaches on a fielding error (E3). Hijirisawa gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nakamura fails on a sac bunt attempt by hitting into double play, runner on second. Yamasaki grounds out to third.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles dropped their third straight. ... Hoshino was frustrated that neither Hiraishi nor Nakamura could lay down sac bunts in the 6th and 7th innings, respectively. ... Hijirisawa recorded his 10th stolen base in the 5th inning and has now recorded double-digit stolen bases three years in a row.

Softbank: The Hawks won their third straight. ... Uchikawa left the game in the top of the 6th with discomfort in his right hamstring. Uchikawa apparently tweaked the hamstring while running down a hit into the gap in the 5th inning (of Matsui's bat). ... Honda has now hit safely in all 18 games so far this year.